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Max powers to more success for Havering AC and sees off rival Tom Hewson in the process!

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 September 2017

Havering AC's gold medallist Max Law smiles on top of the podium (pic: Sam Harrison)

Havering AC's gold medallist Max Law smiles on top of the podium (pic: Sam Harrison)

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It was also a day to remember for Alice Brown, as she continued her excellent form in 2017

Havering AC's Alice Brown celebrates after winning a bronze medal (pic: Emily Brown) Havering AC's Alice Brown celebrates after winning a bronze medal (pic: Emily Brown)

Havering’s Max Lax continues to show excellent progression, as he scooped his third English Athletics title at the under-15 and under-17 Championships in Bedford last weekend.

Along with his gold, there were also four bronze medals and a new club record to make the Championships one of th e most successful to date for Havering AC athletes.

The club took nine athletes to the event and Law turned the tables on English Schools Champion and UK Number one Tom Hewson to claim under-17 javelin gold with a throw of 62.24 metres.

Hampshire-based Hewson could only throw 61.87m for silver, as it was Law who claimed a third consecutive England Athletics title, after wins in the under-15 event in the previous two years.

Jess Mitchell had kick-started the medal tally late on Saturday when she added under-17 3000m bronze to her English Schools equivalent.

She had looked good for silver, but was overhauled with 200m left, though was never in danger of losing bronze.

Ultra consistent Alice Brown also added an England under-15 discus bronze to her English Schools junior girls’ bronze.

Brown’s 32.88m throw was just 10 centimetres shy of her best, while training partner Robyn Moody was placed seventh with a throw of 29.24m.

Lola Kuponiyi won her first national medal with bronze in the under-15 girls’ shot after her 12.89m putt, which was just 4 centimetres short of her week old club record.

Adelaide Thatcher-Gray also made her first national final, finishing eighth in the under-15 javelin, improving her career best and club record to 34.97m in the process.

Mayi Hughes completed the medal roll in the final event, but by the narrowest of margins.

She edged Dartford English Schools’ champion Eloise Harvey out of the medals on countback as both had the same best leap of 11.70m and Hughes’ bronze medal was also a repeat of her achievement at the English Schools’ equivalent.

Bradley James and Philippa Gill made up the nine-strong line-up from the club, and finished in ninth and 10th place respectively in the under-15 boys’ javelin and under-17 shot put with throws of 46.75m and 11.84m, as Havering AC’s young guns showed their potential.

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